Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by adam42381:
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 375ml corked and caged bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
Appearance: Pours a deep mahogany brown with cherry red highlights, a little bit of gold around the edges and a little bit of sediment floating around.Features a thick, bubbly light tan head which sticks around for a while. Decent lacing.
Smell: Tart cherries, wine grape hulls, sweet oak and vinegar and a touch of funk.
Taste: Wine grape hulls and tart cherries up front followed by a smooth oaky sweetness in the middle before ending with more tartness and just a hint of funky notes at the finish. Aftertaste is a mix of bitter grape hulls, oak and funk. Very well-balanced.
Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a high amount of prickly carbonation. The tartness, while not really puckering, coats the mouth in a film - in a good way.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. This is very enjoyable. I just wish I had more.
Overall: Excellent beer overall. This is about as good as it gets as far as Flanders Reds go. If you see it, buy it. Yes, it's pricey, but it doesn't disappoint.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2012 22:06:27 | More by adam42381
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4.26/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A- pours a deep ruddy brown hue with little to no head.
s - cherry, plum, candied fruit
t- starts of with a deep sour cherry flavor that ebbs into a strong wheatiness. Dry.
m- thick and effervescent
d- really great beer. Deep sourness rounded out by wheat.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 23:03:42 | More by Lothore
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,298 ratings.